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Suggested Care Package Items



Care packages are a terrific way to support your unit. Remember that the packages may have a long trip before they reach members of your unit, so they will need to be able to stand up to time and some abuse. Small, individual snack items that are non-perishable and things that easily spice up otherwise bland food are excellent "package stuffers." Travel size personal care items also pack and ship easily. If you want to take into account the gender of the individual recipients, you should discuss with a unit contact person how to best do this.




Here are some suggestions:


Personal Care Items


Gold Bond Powder

(or Z-Absorb Powder)

Chapstick (with SPF)


Shaving Items


Eye Drops


Breath mints (Altoids)

Cotton Swabs

Soap or Body Wash


Sewing kits

Baby wipes

Handy wipes

Kleenex (pcoket size)




Other Personal Items


Writing tablets & journals

Pens, pencils

Crossword puzzles

Playing cards


Travel size board games


Comic books

Paperback books

Disposable cameras

International phone cards

Sports section of paper

CD's & CD cases

Current movies on DVD


Cotton socks

Swim goggles

Small footballs





You may download a printable copy of this list in PDF format.


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Food Items


Candy bars


Mints (Altoid, etc.)

Prepackaged snacks

Powdered drink mixes

Lifesavers & hard candy

Instant coffee

Sunflower seeds

Dried fruits & nuts

Trail mix

Tabasco sauce

Hot pepper sauce

Beef jerky





Seasonal items

Personal notes



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